Startup harnesses the sun to power WiFi

U.S. startup Solis Energy announced technology that enables WiFi routers to run in remote places using solar energy. The company's Solar Power Plant is touted as being able to supply 12, 24 and 48 DC volts for use in applications such as video surveillance cameras and outdoor WiFi. The system claims to be able to power such devices for up to seven days without sunlight to recharge its batteries.

The company also has a separate "tap adapter" that can be used to feed 120 volts of AC power to WiFi, WiMAX and other outdoor systems from ordinary street lights. A third product, the Outdoor UPS, can be used to provide solar-generated battery backup for critical infrastructure and municipal WiFi.

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